Angus Munro's New Memoir, a Full House -- But Empty, Receives Enthusiastic Reviews
Author Angus Munro's new autobiography chronicles the struggles and success of a grade-school dropout who discovers essential life lessons.
Chester, NS (PRWEB) May 16, 2008
A new memoir, A Full House -- But Empty, chronicles the life of Angus Munro, a child of the Great Depression living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, who drops out of school at age 14 and begins a difficult journey of hardships and rewards. Munro travels through Canada and the United States where he undertakes a variety of unique and challenging jobs. During his travels, he discovers his own strength, determination, and true self.
"Angus Munro is a fascinating man. He has a soft heart, an analytical mind, a good sense of humour and the business acumen of a Harvard business graduate. This says a lot for a man who keeps claiming to be a grade-school dropout. There is definitely a message in Munro's memoir, one that could benefit business people and, more particularly, people in hospital administration. Indeed, Munro's book would be an excellent reading requirement for anyone pursuing a degree in healthcare." -- Emily-Jane Hills Orford, Allbooks Reviews
As a grade-school dropout, Munro conveys that although the value of education is a key component to success, there are some life lessons that a school cannot teach.
"Being a former healthcare executive and consultant myself for many years, I especially appreciated and could relate to the work experiences shared by Mr. Munro during his long and successful career. His message is that true success comes not only by having the courage to face the challenges that come your way, but by putting others first and treating people the way you want to be treated." -- Bob Snyder
This colorfully-written memoir deals with important themes that include: learning from tragedy, giving to others without expectations, personal growth, kindness, courage, and integrity. The book is artistically written in an engaging manner. Each anecdote comes alive and helps readers connect with key messages about creating a fulfilling and well-balanced life.
"Munro gives today's younger generation a glimpse of what our parents survived. He tells, with pride, of bringing goat's milk to people afflicted with tuberculosis and hoeing potatoes in an adjacent vacant lot. There are also some tense meetings with his mother who remarried and has a new daughter. We have come to know the narrator so intimately that we feel his pain, his loneliness, and his occasional joy of genuine friendship." -- Bookreview. com
The people and situations Munro encounters form his work ethic, and teach him dignity, responsibility, integrity and kindness. Through difficult and traumatic experiences, the author draws strength from within. A Full House -- But Empty is a must read for readers who enjoy books about overcoming adversity.
To purchase A Full House -- But Empty, by Angus Munro, visit www. amazon. com, www. borders. com, www. barnesandnoble. com, or www. chapters. ca. For more information contact Angus Munro at armunro1930 @ aol. com, or call 661-397-8033.